Electric Basics

Electric Power questions: Soldering secrets

May 10, 2015 11 Comments by

I was told that soldering a plug onto a LiPo battery could result in puffing the pack or even a fire. Is this true? Brent Paul [email]You can puff the battery by getting the wire too hot from soldering, but if you set it on fire, you might be better off never touching a soldering [...]

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Jun 17, 2014 3 Comments by

MAKING FLEXIBLE CONNECTIONS   Foamies have led us to new ways of building and flying model airplanes. They allow us to assemble a plane in hours rather than days or weeks. Because they involve very little investment in terms of money and labor, we no longer need to fear pushing our flying skills to the [...]

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Exploit That Speed Control

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments by

Modern speed controls come with a myriad of features that many of us don’t know about or use. Why? Well, most of the time the factory preset defaults are good enough, but what if they aren’t? What if we’re doing something weird or getting some weird actions from the motor and don’t know why? Check [...]

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Setting Up Twin Electrics

Sep 23, 2011 3 Comments by

      This A-26 from Global Hobbies is the perfect candidate for electric conversion. Plenty of room to run the wires through the wings and the batteries are located under the center hatch on top of the wing.       Easy tips for making a solid connection on multiple motor setups THIS MONTH [...]

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New Battery type for RC flyer?

Jun 20, 2011 7 Comments by

New battery types on the horizon? As we all know any new battery breakthrough will most likely makes its way down to the RC community and give us improved flying time, at least that is what we hope. Because of the giant push in battery power cars, there are many companies and universities out there [...]

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Electric Jet Power: Tips for easy success

May 06, 2011 No Comments by

Text and photos by John Reid Electric jets can be as large and detailed as full turbine aircraft like this A-7 Corsair II. With the right motor combination, this aircraft will go over 160mph with turbine- like performance. ONE OF THE HOTTEST ADVANCEMENTS in the world of RC has to go to the new generation [...]

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Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

May 02, 2011 7 Comments

John Reid In this article I will  be explaining how to go about setting up planes that have more than one electric motor. It is no secret that I am a big fan of using E-power for planes with multiple motors. To me, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages when compared to glow power. First [...]

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